Lucknow, Sept 18: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is reportedly planning to promulgate an ordinance against religious conversions, especially from Hinduism to Islam.
This is being done amidst BJP’s claim of the increasing number of cases of so called 'love jihad' in the state. BJP also claims that in many cases Muslim men have concealed their religious identity to lure Hindu girls.
According to sources, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, during his two-day visit to Lucknow this week, also raised the issue of religious conversion.
The anti-conversion laws in various states seek to prevent any person from converting or attempting to convert, either directly or otherwise, another person through 'forcible' or 'fraudulent' means, or by 'allurement' or 'inducement'.
"The law in Uttar Pradesh would be quite similar in nature which would make religious conversions a complex and cumbersome procedure," said an official in the law department.
At present, eight states have anti-conversion laws -- Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Uttarakhand.
Odisha was the first state to enact this law in 1967, followed by Madhya Pradesh, in 1968.
"Uttar Pradesh could soon become the ninth state," said the law department official.
The state government has set up a special investigation team (SIT) to probe 11 cases of so called 'love jihad' in Kanpur.
The more you try to prevent, the more people will have curiosity and urge to know the truth.
This is something true,
- Islam is getting more attracted through the world.
- As Islam is very much practical religion, the God says, as God is one, he ordered to follow Islam and he does not accept any other religion. Therefore Muslims follow it and propagate to others.
- Our constitution approves its citizens to follow any religion of his/her choice, like in other countries. It also allows every religion in India to propagate it to others.
- As Islam is the practical religion, it is widely attracted by others to accept it.
- I would like ask our Hindu brothers, to study their religion like Vedas and understand it. Islam is also fully inline with Vedas, therefore Hindus accept Islam. I have seen many young Hindu priests who are expert in Vedas, have accepted Islam.
First of All, Islam does not allow to forcefully convert.
The message is very clear, Muslims have to follow what they believe and they just convey others.
This is by setting as an example by themselves by practicing its teaching and then explain others.
No force, or enticing is allowed by offering money, house, food etc.
It is upto the person, if he/she understood the message and ready to accept it.
People should be given free choice to think, and decide what is best for them to choose.